I attended the UFT Solidarity meeting today. There were two women who spoke up saying that they had been filling teacher vacancies since the fall but they were still being paid as day-to-day substitutes. Day-to-day subs are supposed to be covering for absent teachers. Apparently, certain principals are hiding vacant teaching positions and pretending subs are covering for someone who is absent. The sub is actually subbing for herself/himself. This is outrageous.
If someone is doing a full time teaching job, she/he should be hired full time and paid a full salary with benefits. I don't know how principals who pay teachers doing full time work a day-to-day sub wage could live with themselves.
It clearly violates Article 5 of the UFT Contract to have someone do all of the work of a regular teacher and not receive full time pay and benefits.
Give it to UFT Solidarity, they are backing these teachers and preparing to take action.
If you know of any sub who is covering a vacancy for the term or has covered for an absent teacher for at least 30 straight school days (Z status), then please fill out the Solidarity intake form. Don't let the DOE rip anyone off for another second.
Let's end this disgraceful DOE cheating as soon as we can.
Oh and I have not forgotten: How does the UFT permit this despicable DOE behavior?